3.26.2009

The Drinkwell Dilemma

I think my mom is a little perturbed with me! She got a few extra green papers with a tax refund and bought me a Drinkwell Platinum Water Fountain to drink out of. Mom was so excited when it came because she thought I would love it!


Well guess what, I didn't.
You want me to drink out of what?



Here is my perfect Drinkwell Fountain and it works great. I just won't use it! It's cool. It's clean. It's pretty quiet. It's good tasting water (when I lick it from mom's fingers.


I approached the fountain very cautiously, wondering what this new thing was around my stinky goodness and my crunchies!


My mom thought I was actually going to use it when I got this close to the fountain. However, she was disappointed again. I just walk around it and look at it.

Mom asked me to ask for help from the CB for ways to encourage me to drink out of this fountain. She said that if I don't begin using it this weekend, she may just auction it on the CB, so some kitty or kitties who like running water can use it.
Mom says, "Please help!"
I say, "you can have it, I don't want it!"

Mom - Just look at that little determined, pouty face!

I found this extra definition of Diva and right now, I think it fits Praline perfectly!

"The term is often used with a negative connotation deriving from the implication that a star who is a "diva" is arrogant, difficult to work with, high-maintenance, manipulative, fussy, highly strung, privileged and demanding."

42 comments:

Misha said...

Mummy got one of these last year as I needed to increase my water intake after I got crystals in my bladder.

Like you, I had zero interest in drinking from it, so Mummy had to sell it. It's much more fun drinking water from the toilet or shower!

Fin said...

Go Praline!!

Angel said...

Wizard loved to drink out of the faucet when it was running, but he would not drink out of the fountain. We are going to try again with Angel and Kirby. I don't have any suggestions for you as We failed too!

us4 said...

hmm, maybe throw a goldfishy in there?

Baby Patches Confessions of the Plume said...

Seems likes you might need to get use to it but I am not sure you will attempt to use it if you don't likes it. I wonders if it is the flowing stream that bothers you.

Chesney Cats said...

Sammy would go crazy for that!! He loves drinking water out of the faucet & when Mama refills our water bottle ( 2 litre) & turns it over to fill the bowl, Sammy has to be the first one there. He drinks the water as it runs into the bowl.

Hey Mama, why can't we get a fountain??

Tracey and Huffle said...

I dunno Praline, it looks a bit suspicious to me. I'm sorry your mum spent her hard earned money on it though.

Huffle Mawson

Freya's Staff said...

awww, Praline! you coul dat least TRY to do it, just to please your momma? maybe if she put some meat flavouring in it, it would be like a beef fountain?? Would you like it then?

PDX pride said...

Do you like kitty wheatgrass? If so, your mommy can get one of those hook-on planters. Maybe if you get close enough to eat the grass then you won't be scared to taste the water?

We want to get one of those, but Carbon fishes in the water bowl so he would splash all that around.

Camie's Kitties said...

Sorry, we don't have any suggestions for you as we loved ours right away.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

PinkynAsh said...

Hmm We have a bowl that is kind of like that, and it bubbles. You can turn the bubbling off, and to different levels of bubbling. Do you think if it is unplugged, and the fountain part isn't on, you might try to get used to the bowl itself? Then maybe if you aren't scared of the bowl your Mommy can turn it back on?

Country Cats said...

We have no clue how to help as our Momma is too cheap to get us one. It looks fun though, Praline, just give it a chance. :)

Christine and FAZ said...

I sooooo want one of those. FAZ

Eric and Flynn said...

We've got no suggestions because we know we would love it. We like to drink our water running from the tap.

Cat with a garden said...

Give it a bit of time, we're sure that you will grow to like the fountain. Tell your mom to stop trying, let her just ignore the fountain and you will surely drink.
; )
Mom keeps our water dishes seperately from the food dishes as she read that would be better. But surely your normal water dish was there too, so it can't be that...
Purrs!

The Island Cats said...

We don't think we would like that fountain either...even though Wally likes drinking out of the sink...Praline, you are just showing your mom what a diva is all about!!

Furkidsmom said...

It took us a while to get used to ours - Tamir was afraid of it! We all drink from it now and love it. Ours water goes down a little slide and is pretty quiet. Tamir still has to put his big paws in it to see where the water is!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

U come a round after all u ar a furbaby and u ar not like beans just jum on it u have to look sniff and look some more and sniff and make sue ti wont get u RIGHT ?? And the u start to like it littel at the time JUS tell you mommy hang on i get it one day GOOD Luck

Niko and Cloud said...

How long have you had it for?

Maybe it makes noise that scares you (we have no idea how loud it is)- maybe if Mom turned it off until you got used to drinking out of it like a regular bowl you would be OK with it?

Cory said...

My mom said that she got one for our gang before I was born...but it got clogged up with all of our fur because some kitties just can't drink it, they got to play in it too. Now we just beg at the faucet and mom is our own personal drinkwell.

Laila and Minchie said...

We think it would make a great toy for playing in, but not drinking out of. We wants our sink waters!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Praline, just TRY it. You might akshully like it!

pughy said...

Oh sweety come on try it for your mum, you will like it if you try and get used to it.

Hugs GJ xx

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

The Woman did this to us last year. Like you we refused. Sadly, when there was nowhere else to drink from after a few days we all gave in. Its cool, the water really does taste better.

Chase

Elin! said...

Oh Praline I wish I have 1..

Why u didn't like it?

Just want to let u know that our furriend Cal from the Creek Cats went to the bridge just now.. :(

Let us purrs for his family~

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Uh, Praline, we suggest you try to adjust or your mom just might auction off you instead. Can you just try it?

Daisy said...

Maybe you could try turning the fountain part off (unplug it), and see if you can get used to drinking from the still water. Then, turn it back on, but with the flow adjusted to the lowest level. Good luck!

Lorianna said...

Oh Praline, you make me giggle with your "Diva-ness"! Maybe Mommy Paula could try the unplugging idea? I looked at one too, but my husband said it was too many green papers. Toeshee would probably be the only one to use it anyway. Billie hates anything new. It took her two days to use her pretty new water bowls!
Give it a try Praline. It is very fancy and doesn't a beautiful girl like you deserve something fancy? ;) (did that work mommy Paula?)
I hope you are both feeling better! Have a really great day you two.
Hugs and Smoochies,
Lorianna and Miss Billie

The Creek Cats said...

Thank you so much for the purrs an purrayers for us. Really means a lot!

Tristan and Crikey said...

We're with you, Praline! Bring back the bowl!

Cat Street Boyz said...

We started out with the first Drinkwell....there is always one of us who will try a new thing then the others will follow. It might take a few days but you will really like it Praline. We now have the Platinum model too and love it! Oh, let your Mom know to keep a check for furs clogging the intake grill.....Mommy learned the hard way when it overflowed.{{giggle}}=^Y^=Toy

VampyVictor said...

hahah I wish I could help Miss Praline but your reaction is the very reason momma does not want to get one for mez :(
She is scared-ed that we will be too fussy too! hee
V-V

Alasandra said...

Scylla sounds like a diva too.

Mommy says try acting like you don't want her to drink out of it. We drinks out of the solar fountain which annoys Mommy no end as it means she has to clean it by hand instead of putting the stuff in there to keep algae from growing in the first place. We also drink out of Fenris' water bowl but Mommy doesn't care about that. It has running water but it comes in the bottom. ~S,S,C & F

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We do not have a fountain so we have no advice. We might be afraid of it too,heehee Daisy has a great idea though :) We just love your pouty face :) You are always so pretty!!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

PeeEss: guess what the word verification is? " comic "!!!!
hahahahahahaha

Jasmim said...

The source is very good, you'll love it! Mom is still trying to buy my source, I'm waiting anxiously *-*

Jas & Gi.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Praline, you must give it a try! I won one on the Cat Blogosphere and I not only drink out of it, I take a shower in it! I love to stick my head under the flowing water stream! But I'm told I'm weird.

I bet if your mom leaves it unplugged for awhile so there's no fountain, then turns the fountain stream as low as it will go, you'll get used to it eventually.

Purrs,
Rocky

Hansel said...

mommeh saz her haz been wantin to git us one of dem. But we finks yoo will get used to it ventually. When mommeh changed our water bowl, her always takes her fingers, dips in waters while we watch and puts on our noses and we licks it off. Sometimes, seeing her with her fingers in the water, we would go over to it and drink!

GOMA+SACHIE said...

oh Praline you is has that too? It iz little scarit at first but it is fun drinking from running waters!! you will love it!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am always proud of another cat who will not use something that a human spent money on. However we have no good ideas about the fountain except maybe time...

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom turned ours off until we started drinking from da bowl...den she turned it down on low. Now it hasta be really flowing cuz Speedy likes to drink right outta da fountain part and Sadie likes to stick her paw in da running water and wash dem off!

DogLover said...

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Alexi said...

WE LUV ours! Mombean just got another of for the girls. We have two of the older style as well as regular water bowls.

Try it, you'll like it!!